housing-issues

Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions

BY: - August 27, 2021

A progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic. State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement Friday afternoon that replacing the federal […]

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

BY: - September 22, 2020

In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward in the Legislature. “It’s a good bill for the landlord, it’s a good bill for the tenant, and we had to protect both of them,”  House Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman Sue […]

After ‘bullish’ use of powers, Wolf reaches end of executive rope on evictions

BY: - August 28, 2020

Legal experts are scratching their heads over Gov. Tom Wolf ending his 116-day old eviction moratorium this week.

Less than half of Pa.’s millennials own a home | The Numbers Racket

BY: - August 3, 2020

According to the new report, the national homeownership rate is 63.9 percent. For millennials, that rate is just 39.5 percent. In Pennsylvania, that number is slightly higher: 43.8 percent of millennials own homes. 

Wolf extends temporary eviction ban until Aug. 31

BY: - July 9, 2020

According to Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, there are 3.4 million renters in Pennsylvania. They pay a media rent of $915 a month.

Spying wave of evictions, House Dems call for Wolf to extend moratorium to year’s end

BY: - July 7, 2020

They want Wolf to extend his COVID-19 inspired moratorium on eviction and foreclosure until Dec. 31, 2020. It is set to expire on Friday, July 10.

COVID-19 in Philly: City Council members to introduce emergency housing package

BY: - May 1, 2020

The Emergency Housing Protection Act, composed of six bills and one resolution, will be introduced during a council meeting on Friday.